Like carbs and lipids, proteins are one of the most fundamental biomolecules to study. Interestingly, though still important, protein metabolism is less tested but for a student who is looking to score high, protein metabolism is an absolute must! In this webinar, we will tackle the different ways that proteins are metabolized but also synthesized. There will be high level connections to biochemistry and organic chemistry.
At a glance
Identify amino acids and other commonly tested metabolic molecules
Integrate protein metabolism with your understanding of other metabolic cycles
Follow arrow pushing mechanisms for major synthesis routes of amino acids
Ketogenic vs glucogenic amino acids and where they enter metabolic cycles
Urea cycle and how it links with the Krebs cycle
Protein breakdown and synthesis methods
Amino acid synthesis methods
On the MCAT
Compared to carb or fat metabolism, protein metabolism is much lower yield
There are organic chemistry connections to be made
Be sure to als understand metabolism at the digestive level (see our GI webinars)
I think these webinars are really helpful! I like how they’re styled like a TED talk, so they don’t interfere with the day, but they’re really helpful review 🙂
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Amazing material conveyed concisely and in great detail!
The wealth of information and sample questions are great.
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